Abbreviations

Abbreviations

Our sport is littered with abbreviations and acronyms.  Although we have tried to minimise our these as much as possible, you might still come across some on this website or elsewhere in the sport.

ACM Area Coach Mentor
ADO Area Development Officer
ATL Area Team Leader
AN Athletics Network
AW Athletics Weekly
BAL British Athletics League
BUCS British Universities and Colleges Sport
CA County Association
CAU UK Counties Athletics Union
CCSO Club & Coach Support Officer
CE Combined Events (Decathlon, etc)
CGE Commonwealth Games England
CGF Commonwealth Games Federation
COfSec County Officials Secretary
CSLA Community Sports Leader Award
CSN Community Sports Network
CSP County Sports Partnership
EA England Athletics
ECCA English Cross Country Association
EIS English Institute of Sport
ERRA English Road Running Association
ESAA English Schools Athletic Association
FE/HE Further & Higher Education
GNR Great North Run
GSR Great South Run
HiPAC High Performance Athletics Centre
JSLA Junior Sports Leader Award
LA Local Authority
LAA Local Area Agreement
LGA Local Government Association
LICC London Inter Club Challenge)
LiRF Leadership in Running Fitness
LTAD Long Term Athlete Development
MAFEO Midlands Association for Athletics Officials
MCAA Midland Counties Athletic Association
MR Meeting Record
NA Northern Athletics
NCM National Coach Mentor
NGB National Governing Body
NTO National Technical Official
PCT Primary Care Trust
PDM Partnership Development Manager (often used in reference to a School Sport Partnership)
PESSYP PE and School Sport Strategy for Young People
QK QuadKids
RB RunBritain
RFL Race for Life
S&C Strength and Conditioning
SAQ Speed Agility Quickness (drills)
SCUK Sports Coach UK
SE Sport England
SEAA South of England Athletic Association
SEAOA South of England Athletic Officials’ Association
SH Sportshall
SSCO School Sports Coordinator
SSP School Sport Partnership
SU Sport Unlimited
TSR Tesco School Run
UKA United Kingdom Athletics
UKCC United Kingdom Coaching Certificate
UKS UK Sport
UKSG United Kingdom School Games
VLM Virgin London Marathon
WL World Lead - which means best this year.
YST Youth Sport Trust